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Author Hipshon, David

Title Richard III / David Hipshon

Publ Info London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
 PC  DA260 .H57 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DA260 .H57 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge historical biographies
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-266) and index
Contents The Son of York: 1452- 1461 -- Duke of Gloucester: 1461- 1469 -- Duke of Gloucester: 1469- 1471 -- Lord of the North: 1471- 1483 -- The usurpation: 1483 -- The reign 1: Buckingham's Rebellion, 1483- 1484 -- The reign 2: governing the realm: 1483- 1485 -- The reign 3: the politics of kingship -- Posthumous reputation
Note Despite reigning for only a relatively short period of time, Richard III is one of England's most controversial monarchs. His life and rule has inspired a huge amount of literature, not least Shakespeare's great play, and controversy still surrounds his seizure of the throne in 1485, the mystery of the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, and his defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. This biography takes a nuanced view both of Richard III's reign and of the controversies surrounding it, exploring them in the wider context of the period. Defining Richard's character as central to the analysis of his actions, the author emphasizes the need to separate the man himself from the caricature that has so often been painted. The main focus of this book is Richard III as king, and also the development of the English monarchy and society at the end of the medieval era and the beginning of the early modern period. It incorporates new research and previously unpublished material
LC subject Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485
Alt Title Richard the Third
ISBN 9780415462808 (hardback)
0415462800 (hardback)
9780415462815 (pbk.)
0415462819 (pbk.)